RRB NTPC 2022 Recruitment Exam: Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Date

    RRB NTPC exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) to recruit candidates for different Non-Technical posts in the Indian Railways. We shall look into all details of the RRB NTPC 2022 Recruitment exam such as Admit Card, Exam date, Exam Pattern, Salary, Syllabus, eligibility, vacancy, Application Fee, Exam Centers, Result, etc.

    RRB NTPC 2022 exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the posts of Junior Clerk cum Typist, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Trains Clerk, Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Traffic Assistant, Goods Guard, Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist, Senior Time Keeper, Commercial Apprentice and Station Master in various Zonal Railways and Production Units of Indian Railways. Know Station Master Salary.

    What is RRB NTPC Exam?

    The full form of NTPC is Non-Technical Popular Categories. The RRB NTPC exam is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) to recruit candidates for various posts in the non-technical categories in the Indian Railways. The candidates who have completed their graduation or have passed class XII can apply for the RRB NTPC posts.

    The RRB NTPC 2022 exam is conducted in four stages – CBT 1, CBT 2, Typing Skill Test/Computer Based Aptitude Test (as applicable), and Document verification. The syllabus of the RRB NTPC exam is of Class 10, 12, and graduate levels and the exam is conducted in 15 languages.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Highlights

    Here are the key points of the RRB NTPC 2022 exam:

    Particulars Details
    NTPC Full Form Non-Technical Popular Categories
    Name of the Organization Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
    Exam Level National
    Mode of Application Online
    Application Fees General Category– INR 500 SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/Women/Minorities/Physically handicapped candidates – INR 250
    Exam Mode Offline (CBT)
    Exam Duration 2 Hours
    Exam Category
    • Under-Graduate Level posts
    • Graduate Level posts
    Stages of Exam/Selection Process
    • CBT-1
    • CBT-2
    • Typing skill Test/CBAT
    • Document Verification /Medical Exam
    Medium/Language of Exam 15 Languages
    Official Website https://indianrailways.gov.in/

    RRB NTPC 2022 Notification

    The RRB NTPC 2022 exam notifications will be released on the official websites of the Railway Recruitment Boards of the specific zones. The candidates should visit the official website of the specific RRB board of their zone for RRB NTPC latest updates and announcements of the exam.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Dates

    RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Dates along with the other important dates are tabulated below:

    Events Dates (Tentative)
    Release of RRB NTPC 2022 Notification February 2022
    Starting date of the Application Process March 2022
    Last date to submit the Application March 2022
    Last date of Application Fees Submission April 2022
    Last date for the final submission of the application April 2022
    Release of Admit Card December 2022
    RRB NTPC 2022 CBT-I December 2022

    RRB NTPC 2022 Vacancies

    As per the latest notifications, the Indian Railways will fill 35,208 RRB NTPC job vacancies through the RRB NTPC 2022 Exam. The bifurcation of the number of vacancies for the various posts at RRB, Bangalore NTPC is discussed below in detail.

    The tentative number of vacancies for the RRB NTPC undergraduate level posts are tabulated below:

    Name of the Post Number of vacancies (Tentative)
    Junior Clerk cum Typist 4300
    Junior Time Keeper 11
    Accounts Clerk cum Typist 760
    Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 4940
    Trains Clerk 592
    Total 10603

    Tabulated below is a list of vacancies for RRB NTPC 2022 graduate-level posts:

    Name of the Post Number of vacancies (Tentative)
    Traffic Assistant 88
    Goods Guard 5748
    Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5638
    Senior Clerk cum Typist 2854
    Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 3147
    Senior Time Keeper 6
    Commercial Apprentice 259
    Station Master 6868
    Total 24605

    RRB NTPC 2022 Eligibility

    In order to be eligible to apply for various posts of RRB NTPC 2022, one must satisfy the academic eligibility criteria set by the authority. The RRB NTPC 2022 eligibility criteria include Nationality, Age and Educational Qualification. The applicants must go through the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form and avoid rejection at any later stage.

    The details of the eligibility criteria set by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) are given below:


    A candidate must belong to the following nationalities:

    • An Indian citizen
    • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
    • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 to permanently settle in India
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with to permanently settle in India.

    RRB NTPC Age Limit

    • The candidates who are applying for the Undergraduate Level posts (After Class XII) must be between 18 to 30 years of age.
    • The candidates applying for Graduate level posts must be between 18 to 33 years of age.
    • The Railway Recruitment Boards (RRB) offers relaxation to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories as per the Government’s norm.
    Category Upper Age Relaxation
    OBC-Non Creamy Layer (NCL) 3 years
    SC/ST 5 years
    PwBD UR 10 years
    PwBD OBC-NCL 13 years
    PwBD SC/ST 15 years

    RRB NTPC Educational Qualifications

    The candidates who have passed class XII or have a graduate degree in any stream are eligible to apply for RRB NTPC 2022 exam.

    However, the educational qualification for RRB NTPC 2022 exam varies depending on the posts. Tabulated below is a table briefly explaining the educational requirements for various RRB NTPC posts:

    Name of the Post Minimum Educational Qualification
    Commercial Apprentice Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
    Station Master Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
    Goods Guard Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
    Junior Accounts Assistant Cum Typist Degree from a recognized university or equivalent +Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.
    Senior Clerk Cum Typist Degree from a recognized university or equivalent +Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.
    Senior Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk Degree from recognized university or equivalent
    Senior Time Keeper Degree from recognized university or equivalent. Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.
    Traffic Assistant Degree from recognized university or equivalent
    Commercial Cum Ticket Clerk 12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualification higher than 12th (+2 stage)
    Accounts Clerk Cum Typist 12th (+2 Stage) or equivalent with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate. 50% marks are not to be insisted upon in the case of SC/ST / Persons with Benchmark Disability / Ex-servicemen and candidates who possess qualifications higher than 12th (+2 stage). Typing proficiency in English / Hindi on the computer is essential.
    Junior Clerk Cum Typist
    Junior Time Keeper
    Trains Clerk

    RRB NTPC 2022 Application Process

    The RRB NTPC 2022 application form will be released online mode on the official websites of RRB.

    Below are the steps to apply for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam:

    Step 1: Visit the official website of the Indian Railways.

    Step 2:Click the ‘Recruitments’ tab on the Home page.

    Step 3: Select the RRB as per your state.

    Step 4: The candidate will be directed to the official website of the specific RRB of their state/zone.

    Step 5: Click on the link ‘New Registration’.

    Step 6: Choose the RRB Zone for which one is willing to apply.

    Step 7: Enter your educational qualification details and the community you belong to.

    Step 8: Click on the ‘Check Availability’ button.

    Step 9: Fill up the registration form by filling up details like Name, Date of Birth, Aadhar Card, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Class 10th Details, Mobile no., and the Email ID.

    Step 10: Click on the ’Continue’ button.

    Step 11: The candidate will receive an OTP on their registered email id and mobile number on successful registration.

    Step 12: Login and fill up the application form by entering the details such as marks obtained in class 12th, community, gender, nationality, religion, etc.

    Step 13: Click on the “Save” button.

    Step 14: Pay the application fee.

    Step 15: Upload your photograph and signature as specified.

    Step 16: Submit your application form.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Application Fees

    The candidates can pay the RRB NTPC 2022 exam fees both offline and online. The candidates can make an online payment via Netbanking, Credit/ Debit/ Rupay/ Visa/ Master Card. The applicants can also pay the application fee offline via E-challan where cash is to be deposited at SBI bank.

    The RRB NTPC 2022 Application Fees for various categories are provided below.

    Category Application Fees
    General & OBC Category Male INR 500
    Women/SC/ST/PwD/Ex.Servicemen INR 250

    RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card

    The RRB NTPC 2022 admit card will be released on the official website of the specific RRB the candidate is applying to. The candidates can download their RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card by using their user ID and password.

    The RRB NTPC Admit Card contains the following details about the candidate:

    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Photograph and Signature
    • Registration number
    • Name of Exam Centre
    • Date of Exam
    • Reporting Time
    • Exam Day Instructions

    How to Download the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card?

    Here are the steps to download the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card:

    1. Visit the official website of the respective RRB.
    2. Click on the link ‘Admit Card’.
    3. Enter the User ID (registration number) and password.
    4. The RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card will appear on your screen.
    5. Download the admit card for future purposes.

    It is recommended to bring two printouts of the RRB NTPC 2022 Admit Card along with one ID proof to the exam center.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Centers

    The RRB NTPC exam is conducted in almost all the states and union territories in India. The candidates are allowed to choose 5 RRB NTPC exam centers in the order of their preference for the RRB NTPC 2022 exam. In the RRB NTPC 2022 admit cards, the exam center in which the candidate must appear will be mentioned.

    After the allocation of RRB NTPC exam center, the candidates do not possess the right to change the exam center as per their preference.

    State/UT Exam centers for RRB NTPC 2022 Exam
    Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
    Andhra Pradesh Amalapuram, Anantapur, Bhimavaram, Challapalli, Chirala, Chittoot, Eluru, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kanchikachera, Kavali, Kurnool, Nandyal, Narasapuram, Narasaraopet, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Rajam, Rajampet, Srikakulam, Surampalem, Tadepalligudem, Tekkali, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
    Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun
    Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur
    Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan,
    Chandigarh Chandigarh
    Chhattisgarh Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai Nagar, Raipur,
    Delhi/NCR Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, New Delhi, Noida
    Goa Verma
    Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Dadra, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Mehsana, Nadiad, Navsari Rajkot, Silvassa, Surat, Surendranagar, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi
    Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mohindergarh, Panchkula, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
    Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamsala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Palampur, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Sunder Nagar
    Jammu & Kashmir Anantnag, Awantipora, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Pulwama, Samba, Srinagar, Udhampur.
    Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
    Karnataka Bagalkot, Belgaum, Bellary, Bengaluru, Bidar, Bijapur, Chikballapur, Chikmagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Kolar, Mangalore, Mysore, Puttur, Shimoga, Surathkal, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada.
    Kerala Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Thrissur, Trivandrum.
    Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain.
    Maharashtra Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Madgaon, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pandharpur, Parbhani, Pimpri, Chinchwad, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangamner, Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Sindhudurg, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal
    Manipur Imphal
    Meghalaya Shillong, Ri-Bhoi
    Mizoram Aizwal
    Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
    Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, Khurda, Rayagada, Rourkela, Sambalpur,
    Puducherry Puducherry
    Punjab Abohar, Amritsar, Banur, Barnala, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh, Sahib, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Nawanshahr, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Ropar, Sangrur,
    Rajasthan Abu Road, Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Kota, Pali Marwar, Sikar, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur
    Sikkim Bardang, Gangtok
    Tami Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanyakumari, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Thoothukudi, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupur, Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Villupuram, Virudhunagar
    Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kodad, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Ranga, Reddy, Secunderabad, Siddipet, Warangal.
    Tripura Agartala, Bisramganj, Khowai, Teliamura, Udaipur
    Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amroha, Banda, Barabanki, Bareilly, Bijnor, Bulandshahr, Faizabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Kaushambi, Lucknow, Mathura, Sitapur, Sultanpur, Varanasi
    Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Nainital, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Udham Singh Nagar
    West Bengal Asansol, Bankura, Berhampore, Bishnupur, Burdwan, Durgapur, Haldia, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Kolkata/Greater Kolkata, Krishnanagar, Siliguri

    RRB NTPC 2022 Selection Process

    There are mainly five stages in the RRB NTPC selection process. The selection procedure for RRB NTPC 2022 exam is discussed below in detail:

    Computer Based Test I (CBT-I)

    The first stage of CBT is used for screening the candidates. In order to shortlist the applicants for the second stage CBT, the first stage marks will be normalized.

    Computer Based Test II (CBT-II)

    The candidates who clear the first stage of CBT will have to appear for the second stage of CBT. Candidates who pass the second stage CBT then have to appear for the skill exam for the positions they have applied for.

    CBAT/Typing Test Skill Test

    The candidates who have opted for Traffic Assistant and Station Master will have to appear for RRB NTPC CBAT. They need to secure a minimum T-Score of 42 marks to qualify.

    The candidates who have applied for Junior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Time Keeper, Accounts Clerk cum Typist, Senior Clerk cum Typist, Junior Account Assistant cum Typist and Senior Time Keeper will have to appear for this test.

    The candidates should be able to type 30 words per minute (WPM) in English or 25 WPM in Hindi on a Personal Computer only without editing tools and spell check facility.

    Document Verification

    Candidates who clear the CBT-I and CBT-II and the Computer Based Aptitude Test and Typing Skill Test (where applicable) are called for Document Verification based on their merit. Selected individuals will be appointed if they pass the required Medical Fitness Test.

    Medical Examination

    The candidates must fulfil the prescribed Medical Standards for the post(s) for which they have applied. The applicants should refer to the medical standards for each post carefully as the candidates found medically unsuitable for the applied post(s) will not be given any alternative appointment.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Pattern

    The RRB NTPC 2022 written test is conducted in 2 stages:

    • Computer Based Test (CBT)-1
    • Computer Based Test (CBT)-2

    RRB NTPC – CBT-1

    • The authorities conduct the 1st Stage Computer Based Test (CBT) for screening the aspirants.
    • The duration of the exam is 1.5 hours (90 minutes). For the PWD candidates, the duration of the exam is 120 Minutes.
    • There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every wrong attempt question.
    • No marks are deducted if a question is left unanswered.

    Given below is the number of sections and questions per section in the exam:

    Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
    Mathematics 30 30
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 30 30
    General awareness 40 40
    Total 100 100

    RRB NTPC – CBT-2

    • The normalized score of RRB NTPC CBT-1 will be used for shortlisting the candidates for 2nd Stage CBT based on merit.
    • The level of difficulty of the questions in the exam varies depending on the levels of posts.
    • The duration of the exam is 1.5 Hrs (90 minutes).
    • There is a negative marking with 1/3 of the marks assigned to each question being deducted for every wrong answer.
    Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
    Mathematics 35 35
    General Intelligence and Reasoning 35 35
    General awareness 50 50
    Total 120 120

    RRB NTPC Syllabus

    The syllabus of the RRB NTPC 2022 exam contains the topics and sub-topics from which the questions will be asked in the recruitment exam. The syllabus of RRB NTPC 2022 exam is based on the following topics – General Intelligence and Reasoning, Mathematics, and General Awareness. Some of the topics of the syllabus of various sections of the exam are –

    Sections Topics
    Mathematics Number system, Decimals, Fractions, LCM, HCF, Ratio and Proportions, Mensuration, Time and Work, Time and Distance, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Elementary Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry, Elementary Statistics
    General Intelligence and Reasoning Analogies, Decoding, Similarities and Differences, Analytical Reasoning, Jumbling, Puzzle, Statement-Conclusion, Decision Making, Completion of the number, and alphabetical series, Mathematical Operations, Relationships, Syllogism, Venn Diagrams, Data Sufficiency, Statement- Courses of Action, Maps, Interpretation of Graphs.
    General Awareness Art and Culture of India, Current Events of National and International Importance, Monuments and Places of India, Games and Sports, Indian Literature, General Science and Life Science, History of India and Freedom Struggle, Physical Geography, Social and Economic Geography of India and World, Indian Polity and Governance, General Scientific and Technological Developments, UN and Other important World Organizations, Environmental Issues, Basics of Computers and Computer Applications, Common Abbreviations, Indian Economy, Transport Systems in India, Famous Personalities, Flora and Fauna of India, Famous Personalities, Flagship Government Programs, etc.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Results

    The RRB NTPC 2022 results will be declared within a few weeks after the exam. The candidates can check their RRB NTPC results on the official website of the respective RRB using their application number and password.

    RRB NTPC 2022 Expected Cutoffs

    The RRB NTPC 2022 Exam Cut-off will be influenced by the number of applicants who applied, the number of vacancies, the level of difficulty that year, the category-wise reservation criteria, and, of course, the applicants’ performance in the exam.

    Based on the cutoff marks for RRB NTPC CBI I stage, the candidates 20 times the number of NTPC vacancies are shortlisted for CBT II.

    The probable cutoff marks of CBT I of RRB NTPC 2022 is as follows:

    Zone Expected Cut off
    Allahabad 75-85
    Mumbai 75-85
    Ajmer 75-80
    Secunderabad 75-80
    Kolkata 74-82
    Ahmedabad 73-78
    Bhopal 75-80
    Chennai 70-75
    Bhubaneshwar 73-78
    Patna 75-80
    Bangalore 73-78
    Ranchi 70-75
    Thiruvananthapuram 68-73
    Muzaffarpur 70-75
    Guwahati 70-75
    Chandigarh 75-80
    Bilaspur 70-75
    Gorakhpur 75-80
    Siliguri 68-73
    Malda 73-78
    Jammu 68-73

    RRB NTPC Salary & Benefits

    The salary structure of the various undergraduate and graduate posts offered at the RRB NTPC is tabulated below:

    Salary For RRB NTPC Undergraduate Posts

    Name of RRB NTPC Post Level in 7th CPC Initial pay
    Junior Clerk cum Typist 2 INR 19,900
    Accounts Clerk cum Typist 2 INR 19,900
    Junior Time Keeper 2 INR 19,900
    Trains Clerk 2 INR 19,900
    Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 3 INR 21,700

    Salary For RRB NTPC Graduate Posts

    Name of RRB NTPC Post Level in 7th CPC Initial pay
    Traffic Assistant 4 INR 25,500
    Goods Guard 5 INR 29,200
    Senior Commercial cum Ticket Clerk 5 INR 29,200
    Senior Clerk cum Typist 5 INR 29,200
    Junior Account Assistant cum Typist 5 INR 29,200
    Senior Time Keeper 5 INR 29,200
    Commercial Apprentice 6 INR 35,400
    Station Master 6 INR 35,400

    To know the deals on RRB NTPC Salary, check here. Apart from the basic pay, the candidates are entitled to various allowances and benefits such as:

    • Medical Allowance
    • Pension Scheme
    • Other Special Allowance
    • Dearness Allowance
    • House Rent Allowance
    • Transport Allowance


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